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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roosters hot rods, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. roosters hot rods
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    I was not going to be happy with a street freek high front end so after the number crunching i fired up the butter knife and started to cut...this is a rough mock up but i got the leafs nice and level and the rear spring mount almost 3 inches higher in the frame from where we mocked it up the first time...so i will be boxing this in and then welding the mount in place and drilling the spring hole through the frame rail for some added strength..i hope to have all the ft end figured out next week so i can move on the the rear wheel wells...i better go buy some more tips for the butter knife,im sure im going to use a few up..

    Hey fast eddie i hope this helps you figure out how your gonna set up the wagons ft end.. Should be low enough to respond well at 130+..;)

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    Looks great, coming right along.
     
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    Looks Great! Be careful welding on those front subframes,they are galvanized!!!While you are in there you may want to stitch weld all those joints along the subframes as they are only spot welded!!I had my Comet apart for cleaning and freshening and discovered a lot of broken spotwelds!!! ROY.
     
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  7. roosters hot rods
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    Roy i was thinking the same thing...weld up all the spot weld i can get to from the inside then box the rail in...i'll be getting dirty this week for sure...moving right along though..

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    Roster Hope you dont mind me sharing you pic on here.. build looks great..johnny
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  9. Looks good. Know all about the undercoating on the "coons". Had mine dipped. Yes...the floorboards look super clean and solid.
     

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    Thanks johnny..Great pic !!
     
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    Looking good...subscribed!
     
  12. roosters hot rods
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    I spent a few hrs cutting and fitting the boxing plate's for the rear spring mounts and welding them in tonight...then i cleaned my glasses and fired up the tig and cranked the amps up and burned a few rods on the axle mounts...here's some pics.Almost ready to start cutting the rear wheel wells out next...gotta make room for some slicks.

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    The rear spring bolts just squeaked through the front of the torque boxed...i just added an extra washer and welded itin place...worked out sweet..

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    keep it up....i love Falcon's
     
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    I had some help today..thanks to john,he fitted the plates to the right side i had cut out the other night and i got busy welding some more..then we broke out the sander and had at it..here's some pics..next i will be working on the fire wall...lots of holes to fill...Rooster...[​IMG]
     
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    Killer post so far. Keep the pics rollin. Thats going to be very nice.
     
  21. 65COMET
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    I really like the way you are mounting your springs,really looks slick!!!! ROY.
     
  22. Looking good Brother!!!

    Got to get busy on the Wagon

    Fast Eddie
     
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    Spring mount is a nice touch.
     
  24. roosters hot rods
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    Did a little bit of measuring tonight..tring to figure out where and how low i can mt the steering box...pics soon..

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    I agree, that is really nice how you enginered that in, and if thats what you have done for the front I cant wait to see the rest of the build.

    Jon
     
  26. roosters hot rods
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    I had the front fenders sandblasted and found these dents..had about an inch of bondo...[​IMG]
     
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    Ah a good reason to go fiberglass!

     
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  30. roosters hot rods
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    After looking at these fenders i think im goona fix them insted of going fiberglass.i'll get them bolted down and metal work these dents,should be cheaper to fix than replace..

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